If you’re considering this subject as a combination within Honours Select, please refer to our Honours Select page for further information about entry requirements.
As part of our application process, applicants are normally required to attend an Applicant Interview and Music Experience Day where you will either have an interview or a short audition with an academic member of staff. This is your chance to demonstrate your passion for the subject and allow us to make a decision on your application.
|A level offer||ABB. Offer may be reduced to BBB for those candidates achieving grade 8 distinction in any instrument.|
|Subject requirements||To include A level Music or A level Music Technology grade B, or ABRSM Grade 8 in Music Theory at Distinction. If an applicant is taking grade 8 in any instrument (or singing), a dual offer can be made: ABB or BBB with grade 8 Distinction. Some of our optional modules require academic demonstration of ability.|
|BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma||BTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits and may make offers at DDM, with 100 out of 180 credits at Distinction.|
|International Baccalaureate||33 including Higher Level 6 in Music, with no score less than 4|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||H1, H1, H2, H2 including Music|
|Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher||Scottish Highers at AABBB plus Scottish Advanced Highers grade B in Music or Music Technology, combinations are also welcome.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced||Accepted including 2 A levels at BB (including Music or Music Technology)|
|EU entry requirements||EU Qualifications|
|Access||Not acceptable without an A level in Music or Music Technology, or ABRSM Theory Grade 8|
|International entry information||Your country|
|Extended Project Qualification||Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.
Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.
|Mature students and access courses|
Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. However, we appreciate that it is a big step for you to take, and that you’ll have lots of questions that you’ll want to discuss with us. We’re here to help, so please do get in touch.
Our Mature Students and Access courses pages contain lots of information and, importantly, a point of contact to talk things through with you.
Most (see exceptions below) of our non-clinical programmes welcome General Studies as one of three A levels upon which we make an offer. However, applicants may offer only one of General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies among their three A levels.
General Studies is not considered for:
- Diagnostic Radiography
- Life Sciences
- Management School
- Occupational Therapy
- Veterinary Science